Do you need a different LOR for each school?

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itachiuchiha

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Do you need a different LOR for each school?

Postby itachiuchiha » Sun Nov 25, 2012 1:23 am

I know this is a stupid question, but I am just reading up on applying.
Do you need a different L.o.R every time you apply to a school, or can you use a generic letter? how does this work?

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Re: Do you need a different LOR for each school?

Postby Tom Joad » Sun Nov 25, 2012 1:26 am

Generic letters. Unless your recommender went to Yale and you are applying to Yale, etc.

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Re: Do you need a different LOR for each school?

Postby bp shinners » Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:56 am

Tom Joad wrote:Generic letters. Unless your recommender went to Yale and you are applying to Yale, etc.


Even then, the school-specific letter won't do much. You'd need them to be someone who can call up the Dean and put in a good word before you're really going to see a boost from an alum.



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